|2018-05-24||Big jump of China outbound to Tunisia after waiving visa Read More|
In 2017, around 18000 Chinese travelers visited Tunisia, up 150%, after the country offered visa free visits to China in February in that year.
|2018-05-23||More Chinese visited Peru Read More|
Some 31000 Chinese travelers visited Peru in 2017, up 22% over the year before.
|2018-05-21||Working Visa for Hong Kong Youths Read More|
Since 2001, Hong Kong has working visa arrangements with 12 countries which include Australis, New Zealand, Germany, UK, Japan, Canada, S Korea, France, Ireland, Austria, Hungary, Sweden and Netherlands (effective 2018). So far, over 85000 Hong Kong youths have taken part.
|2018-05-18||More Chinese visited Dubai Read More|
UAE offered China visa free entry since December 2016. In 2017, Chinese travelers visiting Dubai rose 41% to over 764,000, and China thus became Dubai's 5th largest source market.
|2018-05-17||China’s Marathons and Runners Read More|
Chinese news agency reported a total of 1102 marathons were held in 31 locations in China in 2017, and some 270,000 runners completed the full marathon.
|2018-05-16||China has more skiing grounds/sites Read More|
Media reported number of skiing ground including indoor in China in 2017 increased by 57 to 703.
|2018-05-15||China’s Theme Parks Read More|
It is estimated that China now has around 2100 theme parks, of which some 300 had investment of or over RMB50 million. In 2016, China had 3 theme parks among the World’s top ten, and 13 of Asia’s top 20 theme parks by visitor traffic.
|2018-05-14||Hong Kong citizens spent more abroad Read More|
From Hong Kong government, total spending of Hongkongers in the first quarter this year outside the city rose by 13.6%.
|2018-05-11||Beijing to have a new Theme Park Read More|
Media reported plan for expanding a new theme park to be built in Beijing, which Universal Studio is a partner. The new completion date will be 2021 and the park will draw 10 million of visitors in the first year of operation.
|2018-05-10||China's theme park market expects to surpass US in a few years Read More|
According to research firm, Mintel, in 2017 China’s theme parks generated revenue totaling over US$6 billion, up 27%, and will continue rising to US$14 billion by 2022.
|2018-05-09||China Outbound to Spain Read More|
In 2017, around 600,000 Chinese visited Spain and they spent there EURO800 million on shops, restaurants and museums etc., big increase comparing to amount of EURO112 million in 2012.
|2018-05-08||Profile of Chinese making e-payments abroad Read More|
Further reported that of those Chinese making e-payment, overseas women accounted for 65% while those born in the Nineties outnumber those born in the Eighties.
|2018-05-07||Top destinations by e-payments during May Day Holiday Read More|
A Chinese operator released its report of overseas e-payments made during the May Day Holiday, which found the top ten destinations, by total amount of e-payments, are respectively Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Thailand, USA, South Korea, Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore.
|2018-05-04||Length of holiday in May by Chinese Read More|
Among those intended to take holiday in May, 18.1% will travel for over 7 days, 48.4% for 4 to 7 days, 29.3% for 2 to 3 days, and 2.5% making one day trip, according to Directive above.
|2018-05-03||Over one quarter may travel abroad in May Day Holiday Read More|
During the May Day Holiday, 36.6% of citizens may travel and 27.62% may travel abroad, according to directive published by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of China.
|2018-05-02||China’s skiers mainly Beginners Read More|
From the head of a chain of snowboarding shops in China, there are around 50 million domestic ski visits per year, mostly beginners.
|2018-04-30||Profile of China’s Snowboarders Read More|
Quoting its founder, media reported on clients of a chain of snowboarding shops in China: 50% middle class, week end skiers with many under 30 and self-employed; 10% rich kids; 15% hard core snowboarding 4 times a week and many self-employed.
|2018-04-27||Chinese skiers go Abroad Read More|
Over half of the 1.2 million Chinese skiers and snowboarders travel abroad, with Japan by far the most popular destination, ahead of Switzerland, Italy and Canada, according to The 2017 China Ski White Book.
|2018-04-26||More Chinese visited Hawaii Read More|
In 2017, Chinese travelers to Hawai'i increased by 9% to 151,295, with FIT arrivals growing faster at 23% and 15.3% more mainland Chinese travelers visited multiple islands.
|2018-04-25||China becomes Australia's largest market Read More|
A total of 1.39 million Chinese travelers visited Australia in the year ended February 2018, up 13.2% over same period last year. China thus surpass New Zealand to become Australia’s largest source market.
|2018-04-24||Chinese taking driving tours in Japan Read More|
Surveys found respectively 11% of Chinese visitors to Okinawa and 16% of Chinese visitors to Hokkaido rented car there.
|2018-04-23||China FIT Survey : What’s Popular
After driving tour, popular mode of travel when respondents traveling in FIT include cycling at 47%, walking at 41% and by public transport at 36%, revealed in the above survey.
|2018-04-20||China FIT Survey : What's Popular Read More|
Driving tour at 74.4% is the most preferred mode of travel when respondents traveling in FIT, revealed in the above survey
|2018-04-19||China FIT Survey : Points to Note Read More|
When asked what FIT shall pay attention, 61.6% respondents to survey above cited sufficient research to prepare itinerary, and 61.2% said better traveling with companions.
|2018-04-18||Chinese Traveler’s Survey : strong preference of traveling in FIT Read More|
A newspaper in China held survey in March with 2001 responses found 80.2% respondents prefer traveling FIT. Specifically, 63.3% say FIT allow them to tailor made itinerary according to their own situation, while 62.3% say FIT is more fun.
|2018-04-17||Higher daily rate for Hong Kong Hotels Read More|
In the year ended March 2018, daily rate of Hong Kong hotels averaged HK$1567.57, up 13.2%, and revenue per available room (RevPAR) UP 16.1% to HK$1439.13.
|2018-04-16||Demands for Hong Kong Hotels grew faster than supplies Read More|
In the year ended March 2018, occupancy of Hong Kong hotels went up by 2.6% to 91.8%, as demand grew 5.5% while supply up only by 2.8%.
|2018-04-13||Hong Kong Cruise Terminal drew more Traffic Read More|
In 2017, the Hong Kong Kai Tak Cruise Terminal doubled its ship calls from 95 in 2016 to 190 last year, and the revenue also doubling to reach a high of more than 732,000.
|2018-04-11||Chinese tourists to Japan spending more on Food & Drink Read More|
Statistics reveal much higher growth in spending on Food & Drink by Chinese tourists from third tiered cities such as Zhuhai in Guangdong visiting Japan, which saw 93.4% increase over the year before.
|2018-04-10||Tourists bought more Japanese Food Products Read More|
In 2017, tourists visiting Japan bought 19% more on Japanese food, spending a total of YEN345.6 billion, but still behind cosmetics, healthcare and personal care products in popularity.
|2018-04-09||Record Number of Domestic Travelers in China Read More|
In 2017, China (mainland) had 5.001 billion domestic travelers, up 12.7%.
|2018-04-06||Fewer Chinese visited South Africa Read More|
In 2017, around 97000 Chinese travelers visited South Africa, down 17% comparing to the year before, as a result of the country’s tight visa system.
|2018-04-04||Hong Kong Travel Agents get more online business Read More|
One major traditional travel agent reported that 30% to 40% of its FIT travel product sales are done online, while 70% to 80% of tour group sales are done at shops though customers will usually browse details first on web.
|2018-04-03||Chinese visiting Japan for Cherry Blossom Read More|
In its report published last month, C-trip, a major travel portal in China, projected that nearly 600,000 Chinese tourists will visit Japan for cherry blossom, spending around RMB8 billion.
|2018-03-29||Chinese tourists visiting Japan in Spring Festival Repeated Visitors Read More|
Random interviews on Chinese tourists at busy streets of Tokyo and Osaka by Japanese media found two-third of the respondents have visited Japan twice or more.
|2018-03-28||Majority of Hong Kong Multi-millionaires being Employees Read More|
On how they accumulated the wealth, survey found 55% of the respondents are employees and made their fortune through salary / remuneration, outnumbering those running business at 20%.
|2018-03-27||Hong Kong had more Multi-millionaires Read More|
An international bank interviewed by phone 4100 Hong Kong citizens aged between 21 and 79 found the city last year had 15% more or 68000 persons with at least HK$10 million liquid asset, averaging about 1 such multi-millionaire for every 100 citizens.
|2018-03-26||More Chinese (mainland) visited Japan Read More|
The Chinese New Year this year was in February, and outbound from mainland China to Japan in this month totaled 716400, up 40.7%.
|2018-03-23||More Hong Kong Tourists to Japan in the month of Spring Festival Read More|
The Chinese New Year this year was in February, and outbound from Hong Kong to Japan in this month totaled 178,500, up 26.9%.
|2018-03-22||China Outbound Travelers – Shopping in S Korea Read More|
Media reported Chinese tourists each spent an average of US$762 on shopping in South Korea, which is higher than the average of US$486 for all inbound tourists.
|2018-03-21||China Outbound Travelers – Per Capita Spending in S Korea Read More|
Chinese outbound traveler on average spend US$3007 per person per trip in South Korea in 2017, according to above report.
|2018-03-20||China Outbound Travelers – Per Capita Spending Read More|
Chinese outbound traveler on average spend US$3064 per person per trip, from a report jointly by an international research firm and an e-payment company in China on the country’s outbound travel in 2017.
|2018-03-19||Chinese Tourists to Australia largest group of spenders Read More|
Some 1.33 million Chinese travelers visited Australia in 2017, spending A$10.4 billion, up 14%.
|2018-03-15||China Outbound to Russia in 2017 Read More|
Some 1.5 million Chinese visited Russia in 2017, and China becomes Russia’s largest source market.
|2018-03-14||Tourists to spend big on Food and Drink in Japan Read More|
Inbound into Japan in 2018 will reach 32 million and they will spend Yen 1 trillion on food and drink, according to projection.
|2018-03-13||Chinese Tourists spending on Food and Drink in Japan Read More|
According to a Japanese consultancy firm, Chinese tourists on average spent Yen 16000 (RMB930) on each dinner for two persons while visiting Japan.
|2018-03-12||Tourists spending on Food and Drink in Japan Read More|
In 2017, tourists visiting Japan spent an average of Yen 30000 on Food and Drink per person per trip, which totaled Yen885.6 billion in that year.
|2018-03-09||China Outbound to Cambodia Read More|
1.21 million Chinese travelers visited Cambodia in 2017.
|2018-03-08||Visa Free led to big jump in Chinese Arrivals Read More|
China’s outbound to Morocco exceeded 100,000 in 2017, the first year Chinese can visit the country without visa, and is a big jump from under 20000 per year when visa was required.
|2018-03-07||China Outbound to Canada Read More|
Over 560,000 Chinese travelers visited Canada in 2017, and China became Canada’s third largest source market.
|2018-03-06||More Chinese Outbound travel in FIT Read More|
Further, the Institute reports among China’s outbound, the trend of more traveling in FIT continues growing though package tours especially in second and third tiered cities remain popular.
|2018-03-05||China remain World’s Top Outbound Market in 2017 Read More|
From China Tourism Research Institute, China outbound in 2017 totaled 130.51 million, up 7.0%, spending US$115.3 billion, up 5%.
|2018-03-02||More Chinese to Thailand in Spring Festival expected Read More|
Thailand projected to attract around 300000 Chinese tourists, up 20%, during the Spring Festival Golden Week.
|2018-03-01||Winter Olympics drew Overseas Visitors Read More|
From a travel research firm, Forwardkeys, flight bookings from USA to South Korea in February this year rose by 24%, while globally booking to South Korea rose by 15%.
|2018-02-28||Fewer Chinese tourists visit South Korea during Winter Olympics Read More|
Some 80000 to 92000 Chinese tourists visited South Korea during the Winter Olympics, which overlapped with the Spring Festival Golden Week. It was a big reduction compared to the 145645 Chinese visitors in the same period last year
|2018-02-27||Hong Kong largest by percentage driving tour market for Japan Read More|
17.5% of Hong Kong inbound took driving holiday in Japan in 2016, the highest, and more than doubled than the runner up of Thailand at 7.1%.
|2018-02-26||Hong Kong Inbound Top Spenders per Night in Japan Read More|
Hong Kong inbound spend HK$1763 (US$226) per person per night when visiting Japan in 2016, which is around 25% higher than the runner up Singapore spending of HK$1414 (US$181).
|2018-02-23||China largest source market of Bali Read More|
In 2017, some 1.36 million Chinese visitors entered Indonesia via Bali, which accounted for 65.8% of all Chinese inbound to Indonesia.
|2018-02-22||China Outbound to Indonesia Read More|
2.06 million visitors from mainland China visited Indonesia in 2017, which accounted for 14.95% of the country's total inbound. Thus China became the largest source market of Indonesia in two consecutive years.
|2018-02-21||More Chinese visited Philippines Read More|
Around 968,000 Chinese travelers visited Philippines in 2017, up 43.3%, and China became the country’s second largest source market.
|2018-02-20||More Chinese travel in FIT in Spring Festival Read More|
From C-trip’s bookings for the Spring Festival Golden Week this year, 52% of the travelers / holiday-makers, domestic and outbound included, join tour group and 48% FIT.
|2018-02-16||Higher prices for Hong Kong Outbound in Chinese New Year Read More|
Long haul destinations popular in this season include South America, Eastern and Northern Europe, and overall tour prices rising by 5 to 10%, according to TIC the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong.
|2018-02-15||More Hong Kong Outbound in Chinese New Year Read More|
There will be 5% more outbound tour groups during the Chinese New Year this year, according to TIC the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong whose members are travel agents.
|2018-02-14||More Chinese outbound holidays during Spring Festival Read More|
C-trip, China’s major OTA, projected some 6.5 million Chinese will take outbound holiday during Spring Festival Golden Week this year, up from 6.15 million last year, and on average each will spend RMB9500.
|2018-02-13||Half flight services complaints about Budget Carriers Read More|
Among the 636 complaints on airlines services received in 2017 by the Hong Kong Consumer Council, 329 of them related to budget carriers, up almost 70% year to year.
|2018-02-12||Half air ticket complaints about Budget Carriers Read More|
Among the 930 complaints on air tickets received in 2017 by the Hong Kong Consumer Council, 525 of them related to budget carriers, up almost 50% over the year before.
|2018-02-09||Chinese the largest group visiting Russia North Pole National Park Read More|
Of the 1142 tourists visiting Russia's North Pole National Park in 2017, according to association "World without Border", 209 came from China accounting for 18% of all tourists.
|2018-02-08||Marathon in China’s Mountains Read More|
Last year, 7 mountain marathon were held in China, each drawing an average of 3500 direct participants and hundreds of thousands of public too, from China Mountaineering Association.
|2018-02-07||Phenomenal growth of Marathon in China Read More|
Over 600 marathon, which together drew over 5 million runners, were held in mainland China in 2017, a 12-folds increase from the 51 marathon held in 2014.
|2018-02-06||Tour from Hong Kong to Overseas Marathon
Hong Kong Marathon Training Center co-operate with travel agent to stage a Marathon tour to Prague in the coming May, with one day for the race and a few days for sightseeing.
|2018-02-05||Marathon popular in Hong Kong
Some 74,000 runners took part in the 2018 Hong Kong Marathon, which was held recently. Among them, at least 10,000 came from abroad and over 60,000 Hong Kong citizens.
|2018-02-02||Average Spending of Chinese tourists in coming Golden Week Read More|
C-trip, a leading travel portal in China, reported Chinese tourists taking outbound holiday during the Spring Festival Golden Week this year will on average spend RMB9500 per person per trip.
|2018-02-01||Wellness Travel - More Wellness Holidays projected Read More|
According to Global Wellness Institute's projection, world's wellness tourism market will grow by 43% to US$808 billion in the period from 2015 to 2020.
|2018-01-31||Wellness Travel – More Wellness Holidays Read More|
According to Global Wellness Institute, world’s tourists made 691 million holidays with elements of healthy food or wellness in 2015, an increase of 104.4 million holidays comparing to 2013.
|2018-01-30||Wellness Travel – Growing Market Read More|
According to Global Wellness Institute, world’s wellness travel market grew from US$489 billion in 2013 to USV3 billion in 2015.
|2018-01-29||Chinese tourists big spenders in USA Read More|
In 2016, around 3 million Chinese travelers visited USA and they spent US$33 billion, almost as much as Canadians and Mexicans combined who together accounted for nearly half of all foreign visitors to USA in the same year.
|2018-01-26||FIT emergent trend in China Read More|
It is changing but 70% of Chinese tourists in 2017 still joined package tour, 12% FIT and 18% traveling in pair.
|2018-01-25||China Outbound to Europe: FIT spent more Read More|
On average, Chinese tourists visiting Europe in the first half of 2017 each spent EURO1485 per day, with Chinese FIT spending EURO 1607 and those joining package tour EURO1300.
|2018-01-24||China Outbound to Europe: More Chinese visitors Read More|
13.6 million Chinese citizens visited Europe in 2017, up 13.4% over 2016.
|2018-01-23||China Outbound in 2017 Read More|
China’s outbound in 2017 totaled 129 million in 2017, from China Tourism Research Institute.
|2018-01-22||Hong Kong Agents more Outbound Tours in 2017 Read More|
Based on levies collected from outbound tours, Hong Kong Travel Industry Council, whose members are travel agents, reported members’ outbound tour business last year rose by 4.3%.
|2018-01-19||China Outbound to Sri Lanka Read More|
In 2017, China ranked Sri Lanka's second largest source market and drew some 268,000 Chinese travelers.
|2018-01-18||China Outbound to Australia - More driving & camping tourists by Number Read More|
In 2017 until September, number of driving and camping tourists from China to Australia increased by 11500 or 45%.
|2018-01-17||China Outbound to Australia – Spending less Read More|
Despite the increase of arrivals from China, spending of Chinese travelers in Australia in 2017 till September dropped 4% to US$31 billion.
|2018-01-16||China Outbound to Australia – More FIT Read More|
Number of Chinese travelers visiting Australia in 2017 till September totaled 1.2 million, up 12%, but number of package tour Chinese tourists down 10% in the same period.
|2018-01-15||China Outbound to Australia – More Driving & Camping Tourists Read More|
Media in Australia reported the total number of overnight stay by driving or camping Chinese tourists visiting the country in 2017 till September increased by 112%.
|2018-01-12||China projects more Ice / Snow Tourists Read More|
According to projection reported by media, China will have 340 million Ice / Snow tourists by the season of 2021/2022, before Beijing holding the Winter Olympics in 2022.
|2018-01-11||China's Skiers Read More|
Media reported around 60% China's skiers spend no more than RMB500 on skiing, and the dominant age group is from 26 to 35.
|2018-01-10||Revenue of China’s Domestic Travel Read More|
China’s domestic travel in 2017 generated income totaling RMB4.57 trillion, up 101% comparing to total in 2012.
|2018-01-09||China’s Tourism Market in 2017 Read More|
China media reported that Chinese citizens made in 2017 a total of 5 billion domestic trips and 129 million outbound trips, averaging 3.7 trips in last year.
|2018-01-08||Hong Kong Outbound Tours during Chinese New Year – Good Responses Read More|
A major Hong Kong travel agent reported tours to NE and SE Asia destinations during the coming Chinese New Year holiday now 70% booked, and expected tours to Australia, which is relatively more popular than other long haul destinations, increasing by 20%.
|2018-01-05||Hong Kong Outbound Tours during Chinese New Year cost More Read More|
TIC, Travel Industry Council, whose members comprise of all Hong Kong travel agents, reported prices of luxury outbound tour during Chinese New Year this year will rise on average by 5%. In particular, an 8 days Europe luxury tour this year costs HK$110,000 (US$14000) roughly 1.7 times the price last year.
|2018-01-04||China Cruise Market – Cruise Lines Read More|
China’s cruise travelers grew annually by 70% between 2013 and 2016, and cruise lines Royal Caribbean and Carnival will deploy this year around 5 to 10% of their ships to China
|2018-01-03||China Cruise Market – Fewer Travelers Expected Read More|
In 2018, the number of cruise travelers from China will drop to 2.4 million from the 2.8 million in 2017, according to report from trade magazine.
|2018-01-02||Survey on Chinese visiting Japan – Shopping Preferences Read More|
The survey found cosmetics, at 27.6%, the most popular shopping item to be followed by clothing, household items, digital products and food.
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